|Peking Man Fossils -- Groks Science Show 2008-01-09 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The discovery of the Peking Man fossils in China was a landmark discovery for archaeologists and anthropologists. On this program, Dr. Amir Aczel discussed the discovery of the fossils and the tale of one of the main investigators involved in the project, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
Keywords: science; anthropology; archaeology
Downloads: 5,741 (1 review)
|Unconquered -- Groks Science Show 2012-03-28 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The Amazon is one of the last unspoiled territories, where the indiginous tribes have remained largely untouched by modern civilization. On this program, Scott Wallace discussed the unconquered tribes of the Amazon.
Keywords: science; anthropology; amazon; fleicheros; groks
Downloads: 3,414 (1 review)
|Alzheimer Research -- Groks Science Show 2009-09-02 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Alzheimer research has rapidly advanced in the past several years, yet simple daily habits may be even more important for preventing the onset of the disease. On this program, Mark Underwood discussed Alzheimer research and prevention.
Keywords: science; alzheimer; neuroscience; disease prevention; groks
Downloads: 4,817 (1 review)
|Musical Brain -- Groks Science Show 2007-12-05 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Music has powerful emotive and expressive qualities that transcend its description as a purely physical phenomenon. This is of course due to how the brain processes musical information. On this program, Prof. Daniel Levitin discussed the musical brain.
Keywords: science; music; neurobiology
Downloads: 7,102 (1 review)
|A Beautiful Mind -- Groks Science Show 2002-05-01 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The life and times of mathematician John F. Nash Jr. have garnered a great deal of attention since the release of the popular movie, A Beautiful Mind, chronicled events in his life. This show featured an interview with Sylvia Nassar, the author of Nash's biography, who discussed Nash's struggles with math, schizophrenia, and the Nobel Prize.
Downloads: 7,164 (3 reviews)
|Corporate Corruption of Higher Education -- Groks Science Show 2005-05-18 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Research at public universities is increasingly being driven by profit motives that undermine academic integrity and limit the free expression of ideas. What does this shift mean for higher education? On this program, Jennifer Washburn discussed the corporate corruption of higher education.
Downloads: 4,463 (1 review)
|Linguistic Ambiguity -- Groks Science Show 2010-01-20 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The English language is remarkably well-suited for many forms of humorous wordplay. But, what is it about the structure of English that makes it particularly amenable to wordplay? On this program, Prof. Dallin D. Oaks discussed the structural ambiguities of the English language.
Keywords: science; linguistics; wordplay; comedy; humor; groks
Downloads: 2,862 (1 review)
|Willpower Instinct -- Groks Science Show 2012-02-29 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Although willpower is often viewed as a personality trait of great fortitude and resilience, new research is showing the neurobiological basis for willpower. On this program, Dr. Kelly McGonigal discussed the willpower instinct.
Keywords: science; technology; willpower; psychology; groks
Downloads: 3,001 (1 review)
|Love and Attraction -- Groks Science Show 2010-02-10 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Why are we particularly attracted to some people? Is there a chemical basis for love? On this program, Prof. Helen Fisher discussed the science of love and attraction.
Keywords: science; why him why her; love; attraction; psychology; anthropology; dating; groks
Downloads: 3,901 (1 review)
|Fecal Science -- Groks Science Show 2007-09-12 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
While most might experience revulsion by fecal matter, the constitution of poo can actually tell a lot about gastrointestinal health. On this program, Dr. Anish Sheth and Josh Richmond discussed the science of poo.
Keywords: science; poo; fecal matter; gastrointestinal
Downloads: 5,691 (1 review)
|Exercising Brain -- Groks Science Show 2008-06-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
While exercise is widely known to be beneficial for physical health, it can also greatly improve mental abilities as well. On this program, Dr. John Ratey discussed the effects of exercise on the brain.
Keywords: science; exercise; neuroscience
Downloads: 4,371 (1 review)
|DSM Dilemma -- Groks Science Show 2009-02-25 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV) is considered the bible of modern psychiatry. However, many of the listed disorders are not without controversy. On this program, Prof. Christopher Lane discussed the issues surrounding the DSM IV.
Keywords: science; psychiatry; psychology; shyness; DSM IV
Downloads: 5,323 (1 review)
|The Science of Mind -- Groks Science Show 2012-03-21 - Dr. Charles Lee, Forrest Gulden, Joanna Rowell|
We all know a lot about psychology, but it turns out that what we know is mostly wrong. Dr. John Cacioppo joins us this week to discuss how to teach difficult psychological concepts in an engaging way to first year psychology students.
Keywords: groks; science; psychology; cacioppo
Downloads: 2,427 (1 review)
|Now And Then, Here and There: Editing - Jason Scott|
Presentation by Jason Scott at Notacon 5 in Cleveland, OH. Now and Then, Here and There: Editing. Starting from the story of hitting a coyote, Jason Scott describes the nature of editing, our growing roles as editors of our own lives and content, and the future directions editing can take. Hints about the process are given, as well as a number of anecdotes related to Jason's own projects.
Keywords: editing; documentary; Jason Scott; Notacon
Downloads: 2,771 (2 reviews)
|Electric Cars -- Groks Sciene Show 2011-12-28 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The electric car has seen some fals starts, but new technical advances and changes to the global environment are propelling the adoption of these vehicles. On this program, Jim Motavalli discussed the new developments in the electric car.
Keywords: science; technology; electric cars; groks
Downloads: 3,607 (1 review)
|Habitable Planets -- Groks Science Show 2010-05-19 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The search for habitable planets outside the solar system has been aided by advanced detection methods. What are the prospects for finding life outside the solar system? On this program, James Kasting discussed how to find a habitable planet.
Keywords: science, astronomy, astrobiology, SETI, groks
Downloads: 4,050 (1 review)
|Darwin to DNA -- Groks Science Show 2009-10-14 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
With the rapid advances in genetic technology, the history of the genetic revolution is often forgotten. On this program, James Schwartz discussed the history of the gene from Darwin to DNA.
Keywords: science; biology; genetics; DNA; Darwin; evolution; history; groks
Downloads: 4,528 (1 review)
|Science versus Religion -- Groks Science Show 2010-11-17 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The continued clashes between science and religion over the theory of evolution appears to have no middle ground for agreement. But, can these two worldviews be reconciled? On this program, Ron Frost discussed the debate over evolution.
Keywords: science; evolution; biology; religion; groks
Downloads: 4,294 (1 review)
|Darwin and Religion -- Groks Science Show 2007-09-19 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The theory of evolution proposed by Charles Darwin has served as the basis for modern biological research. But, is evolution at odds with religious beliefs? On this program, Prof. Francisco Ayala from U.C. Irvine discussed Darwin and Religion.
Keywords: science; darwin; religion; evolution
Downloads: 7,669 (1 review)
|Evolution -- Groks Science Show 2010-10-06 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The theory of evolution continues to be supported by the weight of scientific evidence, yet the basic concepts and principles behind the theory continue to be misunderstood, ignored, or misstated. On this program, Prof. Richard Dawkins discussed The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution.
Keywords: science; biology; evolution; natural selection; dawkins; richard dawkins; groks
Downloads: 3,910 (1 review)
|Dark Matter and Energy -- Groks Science Show 2007-05-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Dark matter and dark energy comprise most of the known universe. But, what are the constituents of dark matter and energy? On this program, Dr. Dan Hooper from Fermilab discussed the dark cosmos.
Keywords: science; dark matter; physics
Downloads: 10,681 (1 review)
|Dietstep Hydaplunge -- Groks Science Show 2002-08-14 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
A healthy diet and exercise is essential for a long and health life. But, what constitutes a healthy diet? This show featured a discussion of one dieting theory, and an everyday inventor talking about his invention.
Downloads: 604 (1 review)
|Clean Foods -- Groks Science Show 2009-10-07 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Eating a sustainable diet involves moving closer to the source of the nutrients. But, is this possible in most of our diets? On this program, Terry Walters discussed establishing a clean food diet.
Keywords: science; nutrition; diets; clean foods; groks
Downloads: 3,709 (1 review)
|Global Warnings -- Groks Science Show 2005-12-28 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Global warming is a larger threat than terrorism. So says this week's guest Sir David King, science advisor to UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. On this program, he discussed the indicators of this worldwide threat and counters the skeptics of climate change.
Keywords: science; global warming
Downloads: 7,766 (2 reviews)
|Technological Concerns of 9-11 -- Groks Science Show 2002-09-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The events of September 11th continue to be felt, especially on the anniversary of their occurrence. On this special program, Prof. Richard Muller discussed many of the technological issues surrounding those events.
Downloads: 567 (2 reviews)
|BBS Documentary: Interview with Pirate BBS Operator - Jason Scott|
Some of the documentary sessions were done by setting up in a space during conventions and recording short sequences with any attendees who wanted to speak about BBSes. Since these interview sets were unplanned and free-form, they went in really unexpected directions and ranged heavily in both subject manner and style. In one case, the interviewee did not want to be recorded on video, but wanted to be interviewed anyway...
Downloads: 4,927 (3 reviews)
|Ecotwaza -- Groks Science Show 2010-02-17 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Our consumer driven economies are imposing an enormous burden on the environment. Can traditional Japanese practices help us live more sustainably and comfortably? Reina Otsuka and Nanao Sonobe joins us to talk about Ecotwaza.
Keywords: science; environment; japan; groks
Downloads: 3,423 (1 review)
|Evolutionary Truth -- Groks Science Show 2009-02-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Darwin Day, celebrated on Feb. 12, marks the 200th birthday anniversary of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of his famed publication, On the Origin of Species. Yet, despite the overwhelming evidence supporting the modern evolutionary theory, controversy still abounds. On this program, Prof. Jerry Coyne from the University of Chicago discussed why evolution is true.
Keywords: science; evolution; darwin; natural selection; biology
Downloads: 5,860 (2 reviews)
|A History of Podcasting - Jason Scott|
"Your Moment of Audio Zen: A History of Podcasts": Presentation by Jason Scott at Notacon 3 in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, April 7, 2006. A short introduction to a variety of subjects related to the idea of "Podcasts" or "Podcasting", including historical background of pirate radio, shoutcasting, streaming, and creating of shows. Subject matter strays in a variety of directions, including the talent behind creating a show, defining terms and what the future might hold...
Keywords: Podcasting; Notacon; Jason Scott; Textfiles.com
Downloads: 4,518 (1 review)
|Saving Digital History: A Quick and Dirty Guide, by Jason Scott (Hope 2004 Conference) - Jason Scott|
From the H2K4 Program: "Knowledge doesn't move forward without history and while there have been many steps to capture the stories, lore, and data of different aspects of computer cultures, a lot of the same mistakes are made over and over. In a fast-paced talk, Jason Scott of textfiles.com busts out some ideas, tools, and mindsets towards halting the loss, bringing the stories back, and making something to build upon instead of throw away...
Keywords: Conference Proceedings
Downloads: 3,517 (1 review)
|Computer Malware -- Groks Science Show 2008-02-27 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
As computers have become increasingly ubiquitous, so too has computer malware. How can we protect our computers from this onslaught of viruses, worms, and Trojan horses? On this program, David Perry discussed effective solutions to combat computer malware.
Keywords: science; computers; malware
Downloads: 7,052 (3 reviews)
|The Great Failure of Wikipedia - Jason Scott|
"The Great Failure of Wikipedia": Presentation by Jason Scott at Notacon 3 in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday, April 8, 2006. Covers the universally-editable encyclopedia-like site Wikipedia, architectural and procedural choices by co-founder Jimbo Wales and the often-unintended consequences of these choices and philosophy. Includes short overviews of the Brian Peppers Debacle, the Ashida Kim Controversy, and the fallacy of "Notability" and "Neutral Point of View" as implemented in Wikipedia as it ...
Keywords: Wikipedia; Jason Scott; Notacon
Downloads: 9,409 (10 reviews)
|Jason Scott and RaD Man (ACiD) - 100 Years of the Computer Art Scene - Jason Scott and RaD Man (ACiD)|
Since the first time that machines could calculate, people have twisted, modified, hacked and played with them to create art. In a fast-paced hour, we're going to do our best to capture 100 years of computer art, the magic of the art scene, the demo scene, and a dozen other "scenes" that have been with us as long as computers have. Prepare yourself for a roller coaster of visual and audio history as your two over-the top scene pilots take you on "the story so far" to the artscene.
Keywords: Conference Proceedings
Downloads: 2,176 (1 review)
|Einstein and his miraculous year -- Groks Science Show 2005-11-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
In the year 1905, Albert Einstein published five papers that changed the face of modern physics and led to two Nobel Prizes, including one for Einstein himself. On this program, Prof. John Stachel discussed Einstein and the importance of each of these papers.
Keywords: Science; physics; relativity; Einstein
Downloads: 9,298 (2 reviews)
|Professor Lawrence "RW" Lessig's "The Withering of the Net" - Carl Malamud|
On June 16, 2006, Professor Lawrence Lessig gave a talk at the Center for American Progress entitled "The Withering of the Net: How DC Pathologies are Undermining the Growth and Wealth of the Net." This talk was the second in a series of three. The first talk was Professor Yochai Benkler, the third featured Dave Farber and Vint Cerf. In just under 40 minutes, Lessig delivered a stunning performance, documenting his assertion that the Internet was created by Republicans and discussing the Read On...
Keywords: Hack Number 9; net neutrality; Republicans; Internet; Lessig
Downloads: 6,639 (2 reviews)
|Low Energy Space Flight -- Groks Science Show 2007-08-22 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Space travel has typically relied on conventional high energy routes, known as Hohmann Transfers, to transfer their payloads. However, low energy routes do exist, and are currently being explored. On this program, Dr. Ed Belbruno from NASA discussed low energy space flight.
Keywords: science; NASA; space flight; Hohmann; low energy
Downloads: 8,375 (1 review)
|Mona Lisa Math -- Groks Science Show 2006-06-28 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Art and science are inexorably intertwined, with advances in one often inspiring advances in the other. Nowhere is this more evident than in the work of Leonardo da Vinci. On this program, Prof. Bulent Atalay discussed math and the Mona Lisa.
Keywords: science; math; art; mona lisa
Downloads: 7,328 (4 reviews)
|The Planets -- Groks Science Show 2006-03-15 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Our solar system contains nine acknowledged planets, each with their own unique personalities that continue to inspire scientists. On this episode, Dava Sobel discussed her perspective of the planets.
Keywords: science; astronomy; planets; solar system
Downloads: 4,568 (2 reviews)
|Wikipedia, Brick by Brick - Jason Scott|
"Wikipedia, Brick by Brick" (sometimes referred to as "Brickapedia"): Presentation by Jason Scott at Notacon 4 in Cleveland, Ohio on April 27, 2007. Focuses mostly on the exploitable nature of open collaborative systems on Wikipedia, where the use of several methodologies allow manipulation of articles and policy. Touches briefly on the Essjay Controversy, where a 24 year old user of Wikipedia was able to successfully present himself as a multi-doctorate professor of divinity for multiple years...
Keywords: Wikipedia; Jason Scott; Jimbo Wales; Teddy Bear
Downloads: 1,968 (2 reviews)
|String Theory -- Groks Science Show 2005-03-02 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Physicists are constantly searching for 'elegant' theories that describe the universe. One such theory, string theory, has the potential to unify the disparate theories of quantum mechanics and general relativity. We discussed this theory with Prof. Brian Greene of Columbia University.
Keywords: Science; physics; string theory
Downloads: 14,718 (2 reviews)
|Mythapedia - Jason Scott|
"Mythapedia": Presentation by Jason Scott at the STM (Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers) Innovations Seminar at Hilton London Kensington, London, England. After a biographical introduction to the speaker's love of information and archiving that led to the textfiles.com website, this speech covers Wikipedia and a number of myths as to its efficiency, dependency and usefulness. Topics include Wikipedia versus Casinos, the role of the Content Defender, and why Speed trumps all else in the ...
Keywords: Wikipedia; Jason Scott; Jimbo Wales; Editing
Downloads: 1,859 (3 reviews)
|Ten Planets -- Groks Science Show 2006-08-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The recent debate over what defines a planet has been partially motivated by the discovery of a candidate tenth planet. On this program, Dr. Ken Croswell explained the rationale behind the ten planets.
Keywords: science; astronomy; tenth planet
Downloads: 6,579 (1 review)
|Light Speed Travel -- Groks Science Show 2006-04-12 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Traveling near the speed of light may soon be possible thanks to recent theoretical advances. On this program, Dr. Franklin Felber discussed the physics of near light-speed travel.
Keywords: science; speed of light; physics
Downloads: 7,226 (1 review)
|Rob Paterson's Speech [Zap Your PRAM 2003] - Rob Paterson|
Rob Patterson speaks on "How will blogging change how we live?" at the 2003 Zap Your PRAM Conference, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.
Keywords: Conference Proceedings; Zap Your PRAM 2003
|Discussion @ WOS 3 Video - WOS3 Stream Team|
Wizards of OS 3. The Future of the Digital Commons Panel: Open Archives: Games Discussion
Keywords: free software; free content; free infrastructure
|ONE BBSCON 1994: TBBS: Future Directions - Phil Becker, Bob Hartman|
BBSCON 1994 Atlanta Market Center INFOMART, Atlanta, GA TBBS: Future Directions Phil Becker and Bob Hartman, eSoft August 17-21 1994 Phil Becker and Bob Hartman of eSoft present information about upcoming features and changes to ESoft's flagship product, TBBS. This talk primarily consists of Becker describing features and goals of the upcoming versions of TBBS to an audience of TBBS customers, with the assistance of his head of engineering, Bob Hartman...
Keywords: Conference Proceedings
|Consumer Behavior -- Groks Science Show 2002-05-22 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Analyzing consumer behavior is a complicated field in current economic research. The complexity of the behavior requires knowledge of cross-cutting disciplines. This show featured current work on consumer behavior.
|Surviving Chemistry -- Groks Science Show 2002-02-20 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Surviving a career in science is a daunting prospect for any one pursuing a scientific career. However, it can be more difficult for women and minorities. This show featured an interview with Ms. Ramona Gray, a former contestant on the CBS Survivor Show, discussing how to "survive" a career in science.
|Mod: Jeanette Hofmann @ WOS 3 - Video - WOS3 StreamTeam|
Wizards of OS 3. The Future of the Digital Commons Panel: Free Search Engines Mod: Jeanette Hofmann Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fuer Sozialforschung (WZB) and privatkopie.net, Berlin
Keywords: free software; free content; free infrastructure
|Bjoern Hartmann @ WOS 3 Video - WOS3 Stream Team|
Wizards of OS 3. The Future of the Digital Commons Panel: Launch Creative Commons Germany Bjoern Hartmann, Textone.org/Contexterrior Media, Paris
Keywords: free software; free content; free infrastructure